LOOK! Packing happened!
I move tomorrow. Pots, pans, dishes—everything kitchen is packed.
This necessitates returning to my TRAVEL APPROACH for procuring protein.
For hard boiling eggs.
A tip which may also work for those you not moving but *traveling* this holiday season.
I love to travel.
Given my focus on active play it’s pretty easy for me to maintain my fitness on the road.
Given the fact Im an intuitive eater it can be a challenge for me to meet my mindful longings away from home.
Allow me to explain.
My body craves protein.
I may eat more protein than the (finger quote) normal (un-F.Q.) person but it’s the perfect amount for my body.
My body loves carbs, but those (unlike protein) are plentiful away from home. Fruits, veggies, grains, etc. need no refrigeration/little preparation.
I’m creative with my protein-to-go (jerkee, envelopes of tuna etc), yet crave more in less processed form.
Like my beloved tattooed oval:
As a result, my misfit-ears perked up when I heard it was possible to hard-boil eggs using only a coffee maker.
I knew Id have a coffee maker in my Austin hotel room and knew I had to find out for myself.
Upon landing I zoomed to the grocery and procured my beloved eggs.
I examined the coffee maker (for once grateful it was old school not fancy!) and decided it would work.
Although you can boil as many eggs simultaneously as will fit in the carafe—I started with one.
Next I filled the coffee maker to its limit with water & turned it to BREW.
I quickly realized my error in not removing the empty plastic filter from the machine…
but since Id been gentle and the egg’s shell hadnt crack it mattered not.
I waited approximately 10 minutes (word is 7-8 produces a soft boiled egg) and my hard boiled experiment was complete.
I sliced the egg open to confirm it was fully cooked and *voila* hard boiled, eggs in a coffee maker perfection!
Now, Im misfit enough to consider coffee maker hard boiling eggs at home (bigger carafe = more of a haul at once) and it’s *definitely* something I’ll do again when traveling.
- I was shocked (by the concept).
- I was surprised (it worked).
- Im smitten (with the fast, easy, protein goodness).
Will you join me in hard boiling your eggs in a coffee maker carafe? Why or why not?